Why do we keep calling this Black Friday anymore? I mean there already has been many department stores and retailers that have started their Black Friday deals. But it’s not Friday right? So why call it Black Friday? Call it Black Week? That sounds weird… I dunno, I am sure though the Friday of actual Black Friday will have insane deals… deals you can get online, so really no need to risk arms and limbs for yet another flat screen tv, just get in online, it’ll be fine.
Someone should do a Black Friday sale on toilet paper, that would be insanity…
I never really got into the Black Friday hype. I think two years ago was the only time I participated in Black Friday deals, and I bought a fishing rod through Field and Stream online… it got delivered broken… So I had to wait another 2 weeks to get another one, unbroken. However, if there is a sale for the Shimano SLX DC fishing reel… I am on it, but I doubt that will happen. Hmm… maybe I am starting to get hyped about Black Friday…
Maybe I’m not just getting hyped about Black Friday, but Christmas in general. I love Christmas time and I already have plans. I am going to make loads of Rice Krispy treats with Norah and Ben. We are going to eat ribs that Eunkyung is getting ready to prep once she gets done with school. And I am going to try to fish some PA creeks, hoping to watch a ton of TV.
Usually at this time of year for me, as a pastor, is really really busy, but I am not going to let that burden me. I am going to do all my work in the presence of celebrating that Christmas is coming soon. I know tomorrow will be Thanksgiving, which is for me the beginning of prepping for Christmas. Following Thanksgiving weekend, I am going to get out all the Christmas decorations and have a blast decorating with Ben and Norah. This time around Ben can help out more than eating the ornaments. Yes, that’s right, you heard me correct, Last Year Ben kept eating the plastic ornaments. So we have a bunch of dented and tore up ornaments, but that’s ok, it reminds me of how small and curious Ben was last year.
Christmas is coming and we are preparing for the season of Advent. This coming Sunday will be the start of Hope. We hope for God coming to us. We hope for the safety and health of all our friends and family. We hope that we feel uplifted and joyful despite the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope we can always keep our heads up, feel festive, and bring happiness to the people who need it the most.
I hope that all of you will be safe during Thanksgiving and any sort of Black Friday kookiness you may get into. Be safe, be civilized, and have a good time. Eat good food and watch some crappy football games (can we please stop watching the Cowboys and Lions for Thanksgiving! I’m tried of these two teams always having to play). I know Thanksgiving isn’t going to be prefect or even ideal for most of you, but lets all be thankful for what we do have and pray the people we love. God bless you all. Happy Thanksgiving yinz guys!
Hey this is Rev. Brian Choi's random thought throughout my week. Most of this stuff, will probably be about family, church, fishing, music, movies, food, whatever I think of, hopefully it will have some sort of theological reflection (maybe).